Hi Shannon, I am a fire rescue instructor from NC. I have a sister and her family in W.Hartford. After seeing your comment on "Everyone Goes Home" you might be interested in a discussion I began on the rope rescue group. Check it out. Also if you like trench rescue you aught to come down to the Mason Dixon Trench Weekend inYork, Penn. I have taught in the program since 1994. It began in Baltimore County Maryland and has now moved a little further north. We will have between 7 and 10 open trenches at a time for the weekend. Stuff for beginners to experienced people.. Individuals or whole teams welcome. You can find by by searching under the name or Borough of Hanover FD, Penn. I think the tentitive date for 2009 will be 2nd week after FDIC. Just sent you an add. Stay safe, leave a comment on my discussion, and hollar if you have any questions. Jim
Hey-- I noticed you said your day job is On-Site EMT? What exactly does this mean? It sounds like you are working as a FF on a Dept that doesn't do EMS? Just curious to find out how different places do things. I'm a volunteer on a department that has integrated Squad and Fire. We're housed together and run together, and a lot of people do both, though it is not required.